Where Does the Occupy Movement Go from Here?
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Demonstrators were evicted this morning from Zuccotti Park, but New York isn't the only city where "Occupy Wall Street" has clashed with local officials. We hear what's happening in other places and ask if the movement has a chance to make political change. Also, there's more than one way to deal with the winter blues, called Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Is a light box better than Prozac?
Banner image: Occupy Wall Street activists march through downtown Manhattan after police removed the protesters early in the morning from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011 in New York City. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
Police Clear Zuccotti Park as Protesters Grasp for New Strategy ()
After hundreds of police forced protesters out of Zuccoti Park early this morning, lawyers for "Occupy Wall Street" woke up a local judge who issued a temporary order to let them back in. As protesters returned to stand outside barricades, another judge was assigned to conduct a hearing. Justin Elliot has been covering the encampment for Salon.com.
What's the Future of 'Occupy Wall Street?' ()
Around the country, city officials are trying to decide what to do about protests related to "Occupy Wall Street." In Oakland California, there was a violent confrontation with police three weeks ago. Yesterday, the Frank Ogawa Plaza was peacefully evacuated. Early this morning, New York police removed protesters from Manhattan's Zuccotti Park. Today, in what one liberal website calls "the revenge of the one percent,” many came back, insisting that they'll continue what they call a political movement against the entrenched power of financial interests. We hear from New York and from other cities around the country, including Oakland, California, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Tulsa, Oklahoma. Is this a movement with the potential to make political change? Will the response of local governments be important to shaping its future?
Treating Depression with Bright Light ()
As winter sets in, millions of people get the blues, and there's a recognized condition called "Seasonal Affective Disorder." Many doctors prescribe anti-depressants like Prozak, but there's a cheaper — and some say more effective — way to go, artificial light boxes. Dr. Alfred Lewy is a psychiatrist at the Oregon Health and Science University who specializes in seasonal depression and light therapy.
- Alfred Lewy: Oregon Health and Science University
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